Crock Pot Beef Shanks & Leafy Greens Soup

This hardy soup is perfect for a week night- just put it in the crock pot, go to work and it’s done when you get home!  Add some hot garlic bread and it is simply delicious!

This hardy soup is perfect for a week night- just put it in the crock pot, go to work and it's done when you get home! Add some hot garlic bread and it is simply delicious!

What you need:

  • 10 – 12 grape tomatoes, whole
  • 2-3 pounds of beef shanks
  • 1 bunch of red chard
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 medium onion coarsely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 16 oz. beef broth
  • 1 cups water

 

How to Do it:

Mix the garlic salt, smoked paprika and lemon pepper in a small bowl.  Spread evenly over both sides of the beef shanks.

Cut the chard and the kale into ribbons, removing the thick, tough stems.

In the bottom of the crock pot, spread out the tomatoes.

Lay the shanks on top of the tomatoes.

Place all the greens into the crockpot and top with the onions.

Pour the broth and then the water into the crockpot and cover.

 

Cook on high for 30 minutes.  Reduce heat and cook on low for about 9 hours.

You can stir in cooked pasta at this time if you want (I didn’t).

Serve hot with toasted garlic bread – Delicious!

 

Makes about 4 servings

 

 

 

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